Person Name Thumb, General Tom
Alternate Names General Tom Thumb (Stage name) ,
Stratton, Charles Sherwood (Birth name)
Gender Female
Cultural Identity American
Country(ies) of Residence United States
Birth Date 1838
Death Date July 15, 1883
Dates Active 1842 - 1883
Performing Art Group Affiliations Barnum's American Museum sideshow performers, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Institutional Affiliations Barnum's American Museum (New York)
Reference(s) P. T. Barnum; America’s Greatest Showman, an Illustrated Biography.
Notes Discovered by P. T. Barnum at age 4, and stage-named after a fairy tale hero, this midget was a natural performer and comedian. Thumb quickly learned how to dance, sing, and act, and enjoyed delighting a crowd with his antics. He was highly successful and became very wealthy. In 1863, he married Lavinia Warren Bump, another of Barnum's midget performers. SFPALM

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Associated Productions 1863Feb10, Grace Episcopal Church, Barnum's American Museum sideshow performers, Fairy Wedding, The
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